Atlanta Falcons News and Rumors

  • It’s no mystery to Dan Quinn how his Falcons beat the Panthers

    It’s no mystery to Dan Quinn how his Falcons beat the Panthers

    profootballtalk.com Updated Feb 4 (3 days ago)
    If not for Dan Quinn and the Falcons, the storylines around the Panthers this week would have been quite different. Or perhaps, if the Falcons hadn’t beaten the Panthers for the only blemish on their season in Week 16, the pressure of being undefeated m…
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  • Falcons QB Matt Ryan reluctantly picks Panthers to win Super Bo…

    Falcons QB Matt Ryan reluctantly picks Panthers to win Super Bowl 50

    ESPN.com Feb 4 (3 days ago)
    Falcons QB Matt Ryan reluctantly picks Panthers to win Super Bowl 50
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  • Matt Ryan: We never really owned offense until late in season.

    Matt Ryan: We never really owned offense until late in season.

    profootballtalk.com Feb 3 (4 days ago)
    The Falcons started the season 6-1, but things took a turn for the worse at that point as they lost six straight games to fall out of serious playoff contention. Turnovers were a big issue during the losing streak with the Falcons giving the ball away 1…
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  • Broncos safety questioned in San Jose prostitution sting, sent …

    Broncos safety questioned in San Jose prostitution sting, sent home

    yahoo.com Feb 2 (5 days ago)
    SAN FRANCISCO—Just hours after former Atlanta Falcons safety Eugene Robinson told the Carolina Panthers to avoid getting caught making bad decisions on Super Bowl week, a member of the Denver Broncos has apparently been questioned as part of a prostitut…
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  • Eugene Robinson tells Panthers what not to do Super Bowl week

    Eugene Robinson tells Panthers what not to do Super Bowl week

    yahoo.com Feb 2 (5 days ago)
    SAN FRANCISCO—Seventeen years ago, Atlanta Falcons safety Eugene Robinson carved his name in stone atop the list of all-time idiot Super Bowl moves when he was busted the night before the game for soliciting an undercover officer. Robinson had just coll…
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  • Dabo Swinney:  Falcons' Vic Beasley is a tough kid

    Dabo Swinney: Falcons' Vic Beasley is a tough kid

    ESPN.com Feb 2 (5 days ago)
    Dabo Swinney: Falcons' Vic Beasley is a tough kid
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  • Dan Quinn has an idea what Falcons need to reach Super Bowl

    Dan Quinn has an idea what Falcons need to reach Super Bowl

    profootballtalk.com Feb 1 (6 days ago)
    Falcons head coach Dan Quinn coached in the last two Super Bowls as a Seahawks assistant, and he’s the only coach to have beaten the Panthers this year. So you’d think he’d have a decent idea of how to get here. Via D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta J…
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  • Kubiak will trust his guys during Super Bowl week

    Kubiak will trust his guys during Super Bowl week

    The Broncos’ second Super Bowl win came after a Saturday night arrest of Falcons safety Eugene Robinson for solicitation of prostitution. Multiple other Super Bowls were marred by player misbehavior during the week of the game. Coach Gary Kubiak, who wa…
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  • Falcons say no decision has been made on Roddy White’s future

    Falcons say no decision has been made on Roddy White’s future

    Falcons receiver Roddy White had a rough year in 2015: Among all the receivers in the NFL who started all 16 games, White had the fewest receiving yards, with just 506. As a result, there’s almost no chance that the 34-year-old White will be back in Atl…
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  • Thomas Dimitroff: No doubt I need to produce to keep my job

    Thomas Dimitroff: No doubt I need to produce to keep my job

    There was some speculation before the end of the regular season that the Falcons might part ways with General Manager Thomas Dimitroff, but owner Arthur Blank opted to keep Dimitroff in place. Blank said he believed in “maintaining the continuity” of th…
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  • Jerry Jones is so tickled with Falcons stadium he’s thinking Su…

    Jerry Jones is so tickled with Falcons stadium he’s thinking Super Bowl

    Jerry Jones loves a big project. That’s what helped Stan Kroenke get the Rams to Los Angeles. And now, the Cowboys owner has endorsed another shiny new palace for the NFL, saying the new Falcons stadium in Atlanta is on track to host Super Bowls. Atlant…
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  • Browns interview Lionel Vital

    Browns interview Lionel Vital

    The Browns continue to look for their lead personnel executive, and they continue to look at guys who are currently unemployed and/or who soon may be. According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Browns have interviewed former Falcons …
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  • Temple's Matt Ioannidis has slight connection to Falcons Q…

    Temple's Matt Ioannidis has slight connection to Falcons QB Matt Ryan

    ESPN.com Jan 27
    Temple's Matt Ioannidis has slight connection to Falcons QB Matt Ryan
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  • Falcons Hire Ex-Bears GM Emery and Ex-Titans GM Webster

    Falcons Hire Ex-Bears GM Emery and Ex-Titans GM Webster

    The Falcons have hired both ex-Titans general manager Ruston Webster and ex-Bears GM Phil Emery according to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The Falcons’ front office is getting mighty crowded. Emery was director of college sco…
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  • Dan Quinn: Roddy White can help Raheem Morris transition to WR …

    Dan Quinn: Roddy White can help Raheem Morris transition to WR coach

    The Falcons are shuffling their coaching staff for the 2016 season with Raheem Morris leaving behind years of experience as a coach on the defensive side of the ball to become the wide receivers coach in Atlanta. Coach Dan Quinn said Morris will be a “t…
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  • Vic Beasley won’t have shoulder surgery

    Vic Beasley won’t have shoulder surgery

    Late in the season, Falcons rookie defensive end Vic Beasley said that he’d been playing with a torn labrum in his right shoulder. He won’t be having surgery to correct the problem this offseason, though. Coach Dan Quinn said Monday, via Vaughn McClure …
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  • A pair of Falcons headed to Hawaii for Pro Bowl

    A pair of Falcons headed to Hawaii for Pro Bowl

    The Falcons were the only team to beat the Panthers this year, so it’s only right they get some degree of reward. Via D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Falcons fullback Pat DiMarco and cornerback Desmond Trufant were added to the…
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  • Falcons hire Jerome Henderson, move Raheem Morris to offense

    Falcons hire Jerome Henderson, move Raheem Morris to offense

    The Falcons are making some changes on their coaching staff. Jerome Henderson, who has spent the last four seasons as the Cowboys’ defensive backs coach, will join the Falcons as a passing game coordinator on defense, NFL Media reports. Henderson’s cont…
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  • Falcons RB Devonta Freeman named a Pro Bowl captain

    Falcons RB Devonta Freeman named a Pro Bowl captain

    ESPN.com Jan 22
    Falcons RB Devonta Freeman named a Pro Bowl captain
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  • New Falcons stadium delayed by three months

    New Falcons stadium delayed by three months

    The bad news? The expected cost of the new Falcons stadium has expanded, again. The worse news? The place won’t be open when it’s supposed to be. According to Tim Tucker of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the venue will miss its expected opening date …
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  • Falcons parting ways with Lionel Vital

    Falcons parting ways with Lionel Vital

    In 2008, Lionel Vital was one of the first hires made by Falcons G.M. Thomas Dimitroff. Eight years later, Vital is the first major change the team has made in the wake of a recent indication from owner Arthur Blank that adjustments are coming. Per a so…
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  • Mike Smith to be Buccaneers defensive coordinator

    Mike Smith to be Buccaneers defensive coordinator

    Dirk Koetter spent three years as the Falcons offensive coordinator under head coach Mike Smith before moving to the Buccaneers following Smith’s departure after the 2014 season. Koetter has been bumped up to head coach with the Bucs and now Smith will …
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  • N.F.L. Roundup: Giants, and Coughlin, Fill Saddles on the Coach…

    N.F.L. Roundup: Giants, and Coughlin, Fill Saddles on the Coaching Carousel

    nytimes.com Jan 11
    The Giants interviewed the former Falcons coach Mike Smith and are expected to talk with the Bengals’ offensive coordinator, Hue Jackson. Coughlin met with the Eagles.
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  • Giants to interview former Falcons coach Mike Smith

    Giants to interview former Falcons coach Mike Smith

    The Giants are casting a wide net in their search to replace Tom Coughlin, and are looking at another veteran option. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Former Falcons coach Mike Smith will interview with the Giants Monday. Smith did a good job buildin…
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  • Video - Quinn reflects on first season 01:30

    Quinn reflects on first season

    Feb 4
    Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn talks about what he learned during his first season as a head coach and explains what QB Matt Ryan has to improve upon going forward.
  • Video - Falcons Matt Ryan wants more consistency going into 2016 season 01:40

    Falcons Matt Ryan wants more consistency going into 2016 season

    Feb 3
    Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan made the rounds at the Super Bowl. While Ryan praised Cam Newton and picked the Panthers to win the Super Bowl, he also emphasized how his Falcons have to be more consistent moving forward.
  • Video - Matt Ryan: We need to finish better 00:47

    Matt Ryan: We need to finish better

    Feb 3
    Falcons QB Matt Ryan explains what has to happen for Atlanta to get back into the playoffs following a three-year absence.
  • Video - Robinson: 'I cried all night' 00:43

    Robinson: 'I cried all night'

    Feb 2
    Panthers radio analyst and former Falcons safety Eugene Robinson discusses the night before Super Bowl XXXIII in 1999, when Robinson was arrested, and what he tells Panthers players now.